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McKelvie frustrated, but understands

Updated: January 26, 2010, 9:28 AM ET
By Matt Kalman | ESPNBoston.com

Even after he signed a one-year contract with the Boston Bruins, Zach McKelvie knew he wasn't guaranteed an opportunity to pursue a pro hockey career.

A few weeks ago, the West Point graduate found out that, in fact, the Army had decided to adhere to the Department of Defense rules and not allow the speedy defenseman a chance to play this season.

"Overall, in short, the decision by the Army and by West Point was that it's just not in the best interest for me to pursue hockey right ...

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